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Query Details


Query Subject:   Red and Yellow
Author:   Hiroaki Tanaka
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Philosophy of Language
Semantics
Subject Language(s):  English
Japanese


Query:   Dear Linguists,
I have an undergraduate student who is working on her
graduation paper about the use of the image of ''red'' and ''yellow''
in English. Could you answer the following questions and help her
write the paper? Please answer me directly and make comments,
if any. I will have her post a summary soon.

- ------------------------------------------------
(1) When you hear the word ''red'', what do you
imagine/associate? Plese choose the appropriate words(the words
you can think up of) among the following words? Please check *
mark in the brackets. If you can think up of something other than
the words listed below, plaese write them below.
( )pure / ( )completely, absolutely / ( )sensational /
( )the sun / ( )deficit / ( )communism / ( )danger /
( )stop / ( )happy / ( )good luck / ( )anger /
( )old and new / ( )drug / ( )fire
Other words:

(2) When you hear the word ''yellow'', what do you
imagine/associate? Plese choose the appropriate words(the words
you can think up of) among the following words? Please check *
mark in the brackets. If you can think up of something other than
the words listed below, plaese write them below.
( )inexperienced / ( )attention /( )a star / ( )the moon /
( )fire / ( )cowardice / ( )sensational / ( )boring, dull /
( )the sun / ( )old age
Other words:

(3) I'd like to ask you the color of the sun and the moon. What do
you think is the color of the sun and the moon in English?

- ----------------------------------------------
Thanks a lot in advance. Please mail me directly.

Best wishes,

Hiroaki Tanaka

Associate Professor
Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Tokushima University, Japan

1-1, Minamijousanjioma,
Tokushima, 770,
Japan

phone & fax: +81 886 56 7125
e-mail: hiro-t@ias.tokushima-u.ac.jp
LL Issue: 8.1712
Date posted: 28-Nov-1997



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